Are electric airplanes the future of air travel?

As more air travel companies join the race to develop electric planes, the MIT Technology Review considers the challenges facing those who want electric skies. Primarily, battery technology. 

Whilst advances have been made, the technology needed to provide enough battery-operated power to propel airplane through the skies is still not available. This challenge may leave us with the less favorable option of hybrid airplanes until more advanced battery technology is developed. 

Learn more about the development of electric airplanes here

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